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Search with and operator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Can we have search default to “AND” instead of “OR”? Why OR operator by default in search Why search is so bad on SO ? When you enter 2 words in ...
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A new search engine for Stack Exchange

After the performance problems we have run into with Lucene.NET we've decided to make a change, we're moving the network on to elasticsearch. Here's where to get started: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Can we have search default to “AND” instead of “OR”?

Search is defaulting to an OR combination of the search terms, which IMHO is a mistake (and also, BTW not the default on Google). I would prefer search to default to ANDing the terms instead of ORing ...
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Is it acceptable to add a 'search keywords' section to a question?

Today I edited out a section off a question that looked like the following: <br/> <sub>search keywords: double array, first line, second line, third line, numbers, entries</sub> ...
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Search [tag1] OR [tag2]

Is there a way to search questions that are tagged with either tag1 or tag2? Actually, I would like the general filter, ([tag1] AND [tag2], ...) OR ([tag3] AND [tag4], ...) OR ... And even [...
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How do I do an 'and' search on Stack Overflow?

Simple question really - the default search-method here is OR - ie a search for "apples oranges" will show posts that have either apples or oranges or both. I want to show only posts that have both ...
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Zero search results when searching for [tagOne] [or] [tagTwo] score:-2

I'm able to search for the newest questions tagged with [xcode] and [ios] and score >= -2. But I see 0 results when searching for the newest questions tagged with [xcode] or [ios] and score >= -2.
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What does the `+` operator really do in search?

I've looked in the FAQ regarding search, specifically the following part: To search within specific tag(s), enter them in square brackets: [maintenance] seat. To find a specific phrase, enter ...
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Does the search feature really do an AND?

It took me a while to find the information, that the search already shall do a AND like mentioned here. I searched [java] "generics" null and it feels like OR. Why doesn't it work without " at ...
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Using OR condition when searching with tags?

I already read 2 questions regarding search on meta: Why OR operator by default in search Can we have search default to "AND" instead of "OR"? But what I am looking for is ...
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Use OR operator in tagged question search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Search [tag1] OR [tag2] When performing a basic search, the default used operator is OR. For example, if I search for kitchen operator, results will contain the word kitchen ...